May 12, 2012 – Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions (CLIS), in coordination with PJ Lhuillier Foundation Inc. (PJLFI), took part in the 6th May Birthday Project of Maria Kathrina “Kcat” Yarza. Kcat is one of the seven finalists in the 2009 Search for the Happiest Pinoy.
Held at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Manila, the May Birthday Project is a gift-giving event where Kcat’s family, friends, and supporters contribute and distribute food, toys, and other hospital necessities to the Children’s and Neurosurgery wards of PGH.
This project is Kcat’s way of celebrating life and sharing her blessings despite suffering from Neurofibromatosis Type II, a rare genetic disorder which causes hear loss, eye and spinal lesions and disequilibrium.
Patients from the Pediatrics, Surgery, and Otorhinolaryngology departments were very thankful not only by the numerous gifts but also by the number of visitors who supported the project. Kids and adults alike were delighted with a surprise visit from clowns provided for by the Team Foundation.
The PJ Lhuillier Foundation, Inc and Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions are under the PJ Lhullier Group of companies, the flagship company of country's leading pawnshop, Cebuana Lhuillier. Cebauna Lhuillier was founded in 1987 by Ambassador Philippe Jones Lhuillier.
Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop has been the leading pawnshop chain in the Philippines with over 1,500 branches across the country—from Aparri to Tawi-Tawi. For 25 years now, Cebuana has been true to its slogan “Walang Kapantay Magpahalaga” through the incomparable services that the company offers to its customers- this includes — pawning, local and international remittance, insurance, bills payment, e-load, collection, and foreign exchange. Founded in 1987 by the current Philippine envoy to Portugal, Ambassador Philippe Jones Lhuillier, Cebuana Lhuillier is currently managed by its President and CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier.